Stanway and Stanton

 

4 November 2003

 

As Teresa has been feeling much better, we undertake a little local sightseeing.  Earlier in the year, I showed Helen and Juliet around two of our neighbouring villages, Stanway and Stanton.  We returned to take some pictures.

 

 

The village church of St Peter in Stanway

 

Gatehouse to Stanway House

 

Stanway House is a 17th Century manor house, open to the public during the summer months and the residence of Lord Niedpath

 

More about Stanway House

 

 

St Peter’s church – interior looking east

 

Stanway House from the neighbouring churchyard – the large window is of the banqueting hall

 

St Peter’s church – exterior looking west

 

 

 

Stanton – the main street

 

Stanton, lying within a private estate, is notably lacking in overt modernisation and commercialisation, thus preserving the appearance of a picture-book Cotswold village

 

 

 

Stanton – the village green

 

St Michael’s church – interior looking east

 

 

 

 

 

Probably built on the site of a Saxon church, the church of St Michael and All Angels dates from the 12th Century, two Norman arches surviving in the nave, though most of the fabric was added or restored in the 15th Century or later

 

 

 

Roger outside Stanton church

 

 

 

 

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Teresa in the churchyard at Stanton